Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (Aka Meow Cat Rescue)

Rating: 4.93 stars   94 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

10600 Ne 68th Street Suite F Kirkland WA 98033 USA

Mission:

With respect and compassion for all animal life, MEOW promotes lifelong relationships between people and companion animals, providing shelter and care for each precious life until adopted into a forever home.

Results:

Since our beginning in 1997, we have rescued and placed more than 19,000 pets into loving homes. We currently are caring for more than 100 kittens and many senior and special needs cats in foster homes in addition to the approximately 80 cats and kittens in our shelter.

Programs:

MEOW places approximately 1000 - 1500 animals into permanent homes each year. Adoption fees from $65 to $95 help defray the cost of care for the animals. Donations from interested individuals, organizations and business provide additional financial support. Our application process ensures that every adopted animal is placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguard and care for the animal for its entire lifetime. Our standards are high. The welfare of the animals is paramount in the placement process. Cats and kittens come from various sources and situations: orphans found under a deck, a stray or abandoned cat crying at the door, someone has developed allergies or is moving to a place where the cats are not welcome. Some come from the rescue community, finding tame cats and kittens feeding with feral colonies. Newborn or senior, healthy, ill or injured, all are welcome at MEOW . Incoming cats and kittens are examined for general health, illness, injury, parasites and tested for feline viral diseases and provided appropriate medical care. Daily care of cats and kittens is done both in the shelter and in the foster homes of volunteers, sometimes involving bottle-feeding orphans, often requiring intensive medical care of ill animals. MEOW provides a safe haven and socialization as well as proper nutrition and a clean environment while the animals await adoptive homes. Our volunteers speak with the public, interview prospective adopters, and provide education concerning the care of pets on such subjects as spaying/neutering, introducing a new pet into the family, addressing behavioral issues, proper daily care and well-cat/kitten care. Each year MEOW is faced with the impossible and each and every day we recommit ourselves to something we truly believe in, the motto we adopted at our inception,"all nine lives are precious".

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Reviews for Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs (Aka Meow Cat Rescue)

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is the most amazing group of passionate people. Kept reading the posts about their animals and got my first rescue from them. It was an amazing experience and we love our new child, Murphy Brown. I highly recommend this group.

 
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Amazing organization. They do so much for these animals. I have adopted many dogs from this rescue. They truly care about the dogs and making sure that they have the perfect happy ending! Kelly is the best!!

 
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We adopted our dog from MEOW (canine division). Kelly, our contact, was exceptionally timely in responding to our inquiry, prompt in communicating with us throughout the process, and seemed to have a very experienced, intuitive grasp of matching dogs and families. The dog we adopted had been very well cared for once rescued from a South Korean city pound, and we got excellent advice about how to make her transition to our home smooth. Kelly went above and beyond in counseling us, weeks after the adoption, when our vet got confused about our dog's medical history. I would recommend MEOW to anyone looking to rescue a pet, and I would recommend MEOW to anyone who wants to donate money toward animal welfare. They are a small, nimble organization that really cares about the work that they do.

 
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MEOW cat rescue is a wonderful group of people who care for the cats at their business. They make sure the people that adopt from them are prepared for the life with a cat of kitten. I personally have two adorable kitties from them. They are also the 1st nonprofit when I have extra money to donate.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We adopted our big boy Conan in 2003 (formerly "Ripley"). I was originally attracted to other cats in the shelter, but the volunteer I spoke with steered me towards a cat that she felt was a better fit. She did a superb job of considering our boys needs and matched him with the right household. He was a handful at times but brought us many years of joy. Sadly we lost him to cancer a few weeks ago. Because I had such a great experience with this shelter when I adopted Conan, we will be back to Meow to search for another boy to rescue. What impresses me most about this shelter is that they are more interested in finding the right home for their kitties, rather than just getting them out of the shelter.

 
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Adopted two wonderful kitties from MEOW and the staff was very helpful!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We recently adopted our fifth cat from MEOW, the first having been adopted in 1997 from the original Mercer Island location. All the adoption experiences were amazing. The staff gave us time to meet and get to know several cats, helped us figure out which cats had personalities that were likely to fit our family, and were not the least bit impatient on one occasion when my husband spent two hours looking like he was going to adopt Gunther and Max (but then changed his mind at the last minute to choose Kitten #3 and Kitten #5. The shelter is clean, the foster homes are amazing, and the cats are so well cared for. It's a wonderful organization with astounding volunteers and decades of consistent service to both animals and humans.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I was looking for a companion for my older male cat 10 years ago. We had recently lost his brother and he was very lonely. I went to Meow as I had recently moved to Kirkland and was so amazed. I have always gotten rescue cats and normally am in tears by the time I leave the shelters, didn't want to leave any cats behind . I know they all do there best to take great care of the animals and find them homes but it would break my heart to go. Meow was such a breath of fresh air! The cats all looked happy, they have play rooms where they get out and can interact with other cats and people. And that is where I found my Minnie. I was sitting on the floor and visiting all the cats and kittens and one of the wonderful people who work there pointed her out to me and said if she was looking for one, Minnie (then Patsy) was the one she would take. She came over and sat in my lap and the rest is history. I love her to death and she will always have a forever home with me.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

After our kitty died I went to Meow Cat Shelter to adopt another one. Once I was there I met the staff, filled out personality forms and played with several cats I had seen online. I met with an adoption counselor and told her what I wanted (old, homely and unadoptable)... she looked at my paperwork and said "No, this is what you need" (Energetic, playful and friendly). At first I pouted, then took her advice... boy was she right. I ended up getting a 1 year old to play with my 2 year old (who was currently terrorizing my senior cats). They are spot on with the personality tests, I would love to see other shelters use this system

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We adopted our two darling kitties from MEOW about 3 months ago and it has been a wonderful experience. The staff are friendly and helpful. The shelter is clean and nice. There are little rooms for the cats to stretch and play. We really appreciated that each cat has a detailed health history and personality profile taking away the guess work in finding the perfect match. The staff and volunteers really care about about the cats and it shows.

 
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